After becoming the Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu has challenged Amarinder Singh’s leadership on several occasions.
New Delhi: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu openly challenged Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asking whether he is going to do something about the three farm laws.
Addressing a rally in the state, Sidhu said if Captain fails to do something about the three laws then all the Congress MLAs will come forward to take a decision against the anti-farmer laws.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi rejected all opposition to Sidhu’s elevation and appointed him as Punjab unit President along with four Working Presidents.
Last week, the cricketer-turned-politician called Centre’s three farm laws “illegal and unconstitutional” saying they will not be implemented in the state.
Saying that the grand old party is committed to the cause of farmers, Sidhu termed the three black laws as an attack on India’s federal structure.
We will not allow these three farm laws to be implemented in Punjab, he said.
On Wednesday, Amarinder Singh “complained” to Sonia Gandhi that Sidhu’s criticism of his government is not good for its smooth functioning and gives a bad impression in the public domain.
This was the first meeting between Sonia Gandhi and the CM after Sidhu’s appointment as Punjab Congress chief.
Sources said that Sonia Gandhi took note of it and asked Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat, who was also present in the meeting, to look into it.
Last month, the newly appointed Congress chief of the Punjab unit was shown black flags in Ludhiana by farmers. According to news agency ANI, the protesters wanted to question Sidhu.
“The protesters wanted to question Sidhu. The Congress leaders were on the other side and wanted to avoid clashes. No lathicharge was done,” Avtar Singh, SHO Banga was quoted as saying by ANI.